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99 contour svt sputter in the rain only what would cause that?

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Moisture in the ht leads /cap or moisture in the plug coil wires or distributer cap

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

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    wayen3000 Apr 20, 2013

    Moisture in the ht leads, not sure what u mean buy that?

  • Bill Boyd Apr 20, 2013

    Water on the high tension leads to the plugs will cause a short to the earth rather than through the plugs especially if you are running cheap plug leads which do not have the same insulation properties as the more expensive ones.. If you have goil packs for each plug then the water will affect the coils at the wire point of entry into the pack. If you have a distributor moistuer ?condensation gets inside the cap ans allows the spark to track to earth rather than jump the gap to the plug leads. Dirty cap/wire insulators are not helpful in you instance.


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Replace the oil filter, fill crankcase with proper amount of oil, drive car away and pray to God it was just a defective oil filter.

How "old" was this oil filter and how long ago was it supposedly replaced? Does the SVT have an oil pressure gauge (I know my non-SVT contour does not) and did you notice anything on the gauge (super-high pressure) before the filter burst?

Unfortunately, the idiot light tells you there is "NO" oil pressure, which is the condition you encountered after the filter went south.

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